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Have you ever wondered what that Instagram reel was about where an aesthetician is brushing someone's brows then applying a dye on top and cleaning out the edges? Well, that's a brow tinting procedure. Wild, right? We've honestly come a long way from begging our parlour wali aunty not to thin out our brows. It's now the age of semi-permanent beauty treatments and new-age brides are all for it (So are we!)

What's a semi-permanent beauty treatment you ask? Semi-Permanent beauty treatments are basically procedures done on the face, particularly the brows, lashes or lips to give desired results that last anywhere from about four to six weeks. This includes procedures like eyelash extensions, cosmetic tattoos, lash lifts etc. And just like how brides are embracing and rocking the latest makeup trends, they're also embracing semi-permanent beauty treatments. Plus, even if you're new to this stuff, you always have besties like us to introduce you to a whole new world of ideas!

So, scroll down and learn all about the trending semi-permanent beauty treatments that brides should definitely try out!

Trending Beauty Treatments For Brides To Try

Semi-permanent beauty treatments are still a relatively new beauty trend out there, but it’s been very popular lately. Nowadays you can see permanent and semi-permanent beauty treatments on almost everyone, from celebrities, and Instagram influencers, to regular people who are simply too busy to worry about reapplying makeup every single day!

1. Lash Lifts

Curvy eyelashes that you can see in your peripheral vision are an obvious beauty choice. Alas, the aesthetic is hard to achieve. This is why the Lash Lift is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments today. Also known as a ‘perm' for poker-straight lashes, this semi-permanent treatment changes the curl pattern of your natural lash. A silicone shield, that doubles up as a guard and “curling rod”, is placed onto your eyelids and the lashes are brushed back to lay against the curve of the shield. Following this, a special lifting lotion is applied over the top of the lashes to alter their shape and mimic the curve of the shield. once the procedure is done, voila! It's like a facelift for lash hair. With the right aftercare, results from a lash lift last between six to eight weeks. For those who get this done often, a lash lift is a way better alternative than constantly struggling with lash glue and strips of false eyelashes (which of course requires practice to perfect!)

While anyone can get a lash lift, this treatment is typically ideal for someone whose lashes grow downwards or are poker straight. However, keep in mind that if you have dry eyes, blepharitis or dermatoses like rosacea or eczema though, proceed with caution. Ultimately, this eye-opening procedure gives your eyelashes a fluffier and fanned-out look without the use of clumpy mascara or heavy falsies! Here are some examples below:

2. Microblading

Microblading is a type of semi-permanent makeup procedure where the tattoo pigment is deposited in the skin where the eyebrow with the help of a handheld tool or a machine with multiple needles. This gives the eyebrows an illusion of fuller, thicker brows. It is known as eyebrow embroidery, micro-pigmentation and eyebrow tattooing. To be honest, it's easy to get lost in the jargon. The point is that all of them include the same procedure. Small fine hair-like incisions are made into the skin, and the tattoo pigment is deposited in the dermal layer. This makes the strokes look like natural hair. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia (anaesthetic cream is applied 30 minutes before the procedure) making it comfortable for the person getting the procedure. 

When it comes to microblading, touch-ups are required usually after six to eight weeks after the first appointment. It's not permanent, however. Several factors affect how well you retain the pigment. For example, oily skin doesn't hold onto ink as well as dry skin. Or if you're anaemic, your body may use iron oxide in the pigment as a supplement and the tattoos will fade faster. All in all, it's a rewarding procedure, especially for those with very fine eyebrows or no eyebrows. Here are some examples below:

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3. Eyebrow Tinting

By now, you've probably heard or seen this procedure on various social media sites. Eyebrow tinting is a semi-permanent makeup procedure which involves a semi-permanent dye which gives you fuller and more defined eyebrows when applied. It can be done at a salon, a doctor’s clinic or even in your bedroom with a home kit!

The process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Once a colour is chosen which is closest to your real brows, the expert performing the procedure will then apply petroleum jelly around your brow area so that the dye doesn’t stain the skin. The dye is mixed and applied smoothly on the brows, usually in two layers. After a few minutes, depending on how dark you want them, the therapist will remove the mix with a damp cotton piece. The treatment only lasts for about four weeks, which is great for those looking for a temporary fix. However, we always advise that you get it done professionally rather than doing it at home since a trained hand will do way better work than an untrained one, or even cause infections. Here are some examples below:

4. Eyelash Extensions 

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Here's the thing about eyelash extensions- They make you feel more glamorous than you thought possible! Lash extensions are semi-permanent synthetic, faux mink or silk fibres which are applied strand by strand to your natural lashes. The extensions are carefully applied one at a time using a specially-formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate or damage the natural lash. Whether that look is more dramatic or more natural is up to you. But generally, the more lashes applied, the more dramatic the effect. Because extensions are attached to the lash itself, they last as long as the natural growth cycle, or about six weeks. 

They accomplish what mascara can never and will never accomplish, no matter how thick and voluminous the formula is: You look like you were born with the thickest and most perfectly curled lashes. There are no clumps, and they’re perfectly tapered from root to tip. And you look that way 24 hours a day! Extensions may just be the answer for you if all the amazing mascara formulas on the market, lash lifts, and false lash options aren’t giving you enough of a boost. Here are some examples below:

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5. Eyebrow Lamination

Do you have bushy, unruly brows that fail to stay in one place? Well, let us introduce you to Eyebrow Lamination. Eyebrow Lamination has recently gained popularity for being a middle ground between microblading and tining—the result is stronger and more evident than tinting but is less painful and less expensive than microblading.

The process includes restructuring the brow hairs so they stay brushed up and groomed by brushing a solution to make them malleable, and then ‘laminating’ them with a hardening solution to keep them in place. The treatment takes less than an hour, stays put for almost six weeks, and also raises your arch, giving your eyes an instant lift.

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6. Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive procedure that involves shaving away the top layers of your skin along with peach fuzz (facial hair). It's a neat procedure which is required to be done by a specialist. It can be your dermatologist or a certified aesthetician. It can help reduce the appearance of acne scars or pitted skin. Furthermore, some people get dermaplaning to remove unwanted facial and jaw hair. Plus, it can make your skin look younger and cleaner( but it doesn’t stop the ageing process).

You may consider getting dermaplaning done if you have concerns like acne scars, Actinic Keratosis, dull or dry skin, peach fuzz, skin damaged by sun exposure and fine lines. However, people with pre-existing skin conditions should avoid this procedure, such as active acne, cold sore outbreaks, eczema, moles, freckles, skin tags or other growths, Psoriasis, skin burns or contact dermatitis. 

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7. Permanent Makeup Tattoos

Permanent makeup tattoos are basically a tattoo technique that can give you fuller brows, tinted lips, permanent eyeliner and even blush for years. Yes, we can already hear the gasps. As crazy as they sound, this is a real procedure that many people are getting these days. And unlike the tattooed makeup of the '80s and '90s, the permanent makeup in 2023 looks like makeup, not a line of tattooed ink along your lids or mouth. 

When done by a professional, permanent makeup can be safe. However, there are a lot of factors you need to consider beforehand to avoid any complications or infections. First of all, make sure you thoroughly research whichever studio you're getting it from. Like, full-on stalk their Instagram to see before and after pics, DM former clients, and make sure the artist is licensed to perform the procedure. If they don't check off all of the boxes, move on to a different place. Furthermore, before you go for this procedure, visit your dermatologist to make sure you don't have any allergies or pre-existing conditions that may come in the way. 

Generally, these tattoos will last you anywhere from one to three years. So yes, it's not permanent, but still, a step up from that old eyeliner that smudges off by the end of your day, right?

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Final Words 

Whether you go in for something light like eyebrow tinting or something heavy-duty like permanent makeup tattoos, there's no denying that each of these cosmetic procedures requires a lot of commitment. And it's not just commitment about getting them the first time but also maintaining what you've go. So, if you do plan on getting any of these procedures done, make sure you speak to your dermatologist or aesthetician about pre and post-care!

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